Creston News Room

Posted on: July 11, 2017

RDCK Media Release - Provincial State of Local Emergency Declared and Campfire Ban in Place

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is informing residents that the BC Provincial Government has declared a provincial state of local emergency due to the current wildfire situation and the expected increase in wildfire activity.


For more information regarding the provincial state of emergency, visit: 

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017TRAN0196-001286


For more information regarding current wildfire activity and burning restrictions, visit:

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status



To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cellphone.


The RDCK’s encourages residents to assemble a 72 hour GRAB & GO emergency kit in the event of an emergency and an Out of Area Emergency Contact Information Card for each family member. And if you haven’t already, please sign up for the RDCK’s FREE Emergency Notification System.  


For further information, please visit:
RDCK Wildfire Information Page info: http://www.rdck.ca/EN/main/services/emergencymanagement/wildfires.html or RDCK Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rdcentralkootenay/ 


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